The Countdown to the Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2014

 Its Fashion, Its Beautiful Women and its London.

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2014 is a year of firsts. First time the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is in London. First time there are TWO Fantasy Bras. And the first time that Brazilian Bombshells Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will share the honor of wearing the Fantasy Bra on the runway.

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Here is a video to take a look behind the scenes of the girls first trying on there fantasy bras. Sporting $2 million worth of jewels, it’s an undergarment too pricey to be wasted under a blouse, so this year’s incarnation is branching out.

“This year, it’s more than a bra,” Mitro says. “It’s on our Dream Angels frame, so it’s a bra frame that our customers are very familiar with, and [Mouawa] jeweled them and they’re custom-made for each of the models. So they started working on these bras back in the summer — it takes several months to do. But what he did very different this year is he did an outfit, so they each have neck pieces and arm pieces and body pieces. So it’s really a jeweled body piece beyond just the bra.”

Look for them on the runway with the countdown on to the 19th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and Foxtel has confirmed it will be airing the world’s most celebrated fashion parade Express to Australia on Thursday December 11 at 7.30pm, exclusively on FOX8. Joining them on stage will be performers Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier. The theme of this year’s show is “Angel Ball,” which culminates with the models wearing a lingerie version of a tuxedo.

 

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Bikini Digital Diary

If Instagram is good for one thing, it’s making us feel bad with non-stop bikini pictures. As Summer rolls around our favourite digital diary is becoming an endless feed of scantily-clad supermodels, bloggers and media types. With no buy now button the the photos, you have to search for hours through comments to try and figure out the brand of the insanely gorgeous and fit girl to find the bikini you love. But we’ve come up with the next best thing — a round-up of where to shop all the best swimwear spotted on Instagram, with our favourites featured.

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Acacia Swimwear

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Amore and Sorvete Swimwear

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EPV Swimwear

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Gnash Swim

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Kini Swimwear

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Mikoh Swim

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Nookie Swimwear

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Private Party Swim

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River Island Swimwear

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SUBOO Swimwear

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Seafolly Australia

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Surania Swim

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Mikoh Swim

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TALULAH Resort

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SUBOO Swimwear

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Cozi by Jennifer Hawkins

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#RadiantOrchid!

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Check out celebrities blooming in the colour of the year!

Katy Perry

Behati Prinsloo

Krysten Ritter

The actress rocked a striking two-piece from Katie Ermilio.

Amy Adams 

Amy went for a patterned version of the shade in a printed silk chiffon J. Mendel dress.

Diane Kruger

Kruger suited up in a tuxedo-inspired 3.1 Phillip Lim sheath dress

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly wore a radiant orchid Zac Posen gown, which complimented her purple locks.

Emma Stone

The spiderman star colour blocked with the pantone colour of the year.

Odette Annable Yustman

The actress sparked wearing a Rachel Roy asymmetric gown in radiant orchid with a neon-yellow trim.

#RadiantOrchid

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Ask a Man Repeller! The art itself.

man·re·pell·er  [mahn-ree-peller]
–noun
she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:
Girl 1: What are you wearing tonight?
Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pants, of course.
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
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Leandra Medine is an American author and fashion blogger best known for The Man Repeller, a humorous website for serious fashion. Good fashion is about pleasing women, not men, so as it happens, the trends that we love, men hate.

Medine’s first foray into blogging began in 2009, with her first humor blog, Boogers + Bagels, hosted by web-publishing service, blogspot. The blog’s final post was published on April 19, 2010, shortly after the launch of Medine’s second, and most famous, blog, The Man Repeller. Prior to the completion of Boogers + Bagels, Medine had started to incorporate “Man Repelling” terminology into her Boogers + Bagels blog posts, with such articles as “Daily Man Repeller” and “Man Repeller Du Jour” percursing her ultimate transition to The Man Repeller. blog.Medine started The Man Repeller blog in May 2010 as a hobby. The idea for the blog came during a trip to Topshop with friend Rachel Strugatz, now a reporter at Women’s Wear Daily.

To understand what the Man Repeller is about, all you really need to do is get hold of the home video of Leandra Medine playing with her brother at an Upper East Side gym. Their mother is holding the camera. Leandra is wearing, as protection against lice, a shower cap. She is 8 years old, and she says, for posterity, “This is my outfit. Do you like it? If anyone doesn’t … I don’t give a shit!”

Seventeen years later, Medine spends all day telling other women not to give a shit what anyone thinks about their outfits. At ManRepeller.com. Man Repeller is kooky from its words on the pages to the images related to the articles, here is just a snippet from a recent blog post called “I Found the Perfect Jeans”:

“HERE’S HOW TO WEAR THEM FIVE WAYS

Fact: locating perfect denim is akin to achieving ideal companionship, but here’s a question worth canvassing: what happens after you’ve uncovered your happy ending? Do all the fireworks and salsa dancing emojis continue to populate the movie screen that is your life? Do Taylor Swift songs play every time you and your loved one (be s/he human or cotton) are reunited? Are there fights? Ruts that seem insurmountable?”

For more of the blogpost jump on to manrepeller.com to read the fun yet fashion forward post. Man Repeller is a blog that i have been inspired from with the signature humour of the blog being infused with fashion referencing style in a unique way. With fashion being taken serious at times on red carpets with worst and best dressed, this is a refreshing take on fashion in a fun and creative way. This is well grounded with an audience and following of more than 184,000 Twitter followers, 547,200 Instagram followers and 144,000 Facebook followers.

In 2012, Medine was also featured in Forbes’s “Top 30 Under 30” as one of the year’s “most influential trendsetters, while The Man Repeller was recognised in TIME’s “25 Best Blogs of 2012”,and received “Best Overall Blog” at the 2012 Bloglovin’ Awards. Leandra Medine success as a blogger is something I inspire to achieve, gaining the readers and following to be influential in the fashion industry.

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Giddy Up Fashion Lovers

The Melbourne Cup stakes were off and racing today, where fashion filled the race track with bright pops of colour and flamboyant designs. My favourite look of the day was the gorgeous Gigi Hadid who was pretty as a picture in a pink lace Alex Perry and Jonathan Howard jewelled star headpiece. http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/157744-aec6f34e-63c7-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg Of course Melbourne Cup is all about the fascinator, with the ladies trying to pick the perfect headpiece that will stand out from the rest. However standing out for all the wrong reasons was newly engaged Gabi Grecko, sporting her new engagement ring. http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/224176-7f20c32e-63c5-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg Swiss special guest Bec Hewitt was eye catching in a black and white Roberto Cavalli tassel dress and neon green Neil Gregg headpiece and matching accessories. http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/223869-2e90c948-63cc-11e4-a822-f0e45dcacc2e.jpg Red is a key colour of the spring racing season and looked radiant on Megan Gale and Rachel Finch sporting Yeojin Bae and Ward & Wylie headpiece. http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/094578-0bbcdd28-63ac-11e4-8f83-4f43733686cd.jpg http://www.mamamia.com.au/wp-content/gallery/2014-melbourne-cup/458354428.jpg Popping colours of red, orange and yellow were contrasted with pretty pastel shades of lilac, mint and pink trackside with most women opting for sleek and chic silhouettes. Rebecca Judd was slimingly opulent in a corseted Dolce and Gabbana dress and Hatmaker headpiece. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/04/1415062344680_Image_galleryImage_Rebecca_Judd_in_the_Birdc.JPG Protectionist was the winner of the big Melbourne Cup day which sums up the ladies of the races in regards to their fashion perfectly. The spring races season has produced some amazing diverse looks with Derby Day being contrasted with blacks and whites, and Melbourne Cup brought out the bold and colourful putting a spring in the fashion step. The spring races fashion queen this year of course would have to go to Jennifer Hawkins. With a killer outfit at the Derby Day in a striking all black lace dress by no one other than Alex Perry of course! http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/01/1227109/249624-45134110-6169-11e4-a822-f0e45dcacc2e.jpg The dress was classy with an edge, with lace that looks like leather. Jen Hawkins definitely marked her 10 years since making her fashion debut at Flemington, the face of Myer can do no wrong! What was your favourite spring racing season look? Keep flippin’ through the pages, apaigeinfashion.

MBFFS| Fashion Bloggers On Style: Spring Edits

Keeping up with current fashion trends, Sydney’s most influential fashion bloggers had a show to edit collections and present the must-have pieces of the coming season, which promoted their upcoming reality program Fashion Bloggers although one girl short without Amanda Shadforth to complete the bloggers five. Fashion Bloggers will be aired on October the 15th on the Style Network.

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Fashion bloggers Kate Waterhouse, Zanita Whittington, Sara Donaldson and Margaret Zhang presented the Fashion Bloggers On Style: Spring Edits runway show on day 2 of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney. The girls curated looks from an array of Aussie designers, sending their favourite’s down the runway for an inspirational conviction of the Spring 2014 trends. These girls are the most influential fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers in Australia brought their top season picks to the runway show.

All the girls acquire such different styles, in which they showed spring fashion through their eyes inspiring us on how we should be dressing this season.

The minimalistic taste of Sara styled monochrome magic looks including Bec & Bridge, UNIF.M and Macgraw,

Zanita’s personal affinity for colour and a pattern, with loose silhouettes styled pieces from Alice McCall, Life with Bird and Karen Walker.

Kate’s favourite spring edits came from Camilla and Marc, Yttrium by Aurelio Costarella and Ginger & Smart.

Amanda’s organic and authentic ideas featured looks from Michael Lo Sordo and Bassike

Margaret’s spring fashion were inspired slouchy trenches over sexy bralettes from Michael Lo Sordo which also included Jac + Jack, Karla Spetic and TOME.

Here is a look at the runway show, see if you can spot out the girls signature looks for this spring.

 

I wanna know which fashion blogger has inspired your spring fashion?

You can foliow the fashion bloggers girls on instagram to keep being inspired:

Kate Waterhouse: @katewaterhouse7

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Zanita Whittington: @zanitazanita

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Sara Donaldson: @harperandharley

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Margaret Zhang: @margaret_zhang

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Amanda Shadforth: @oraclefoxblog

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In Vogue: The Reader’s Eye

“Do people/celebrities on a cover persuade you to purchase a magazine?” In my last class at fashion college I was asked to answer this question, the beauty of a simplistically gorgeous fashion shot on the cover of a magazine, the image on the cover definitely has that powerful impact to draw in the reader and consume them. July-2013-Fashion-Magazine-Covers-Pictures “The best cover is always the next one, the one you haven’t seen yet.” Anna Wintour

Vogue is a globally recognised fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 23 different national and regional editions. Kinee Diouf stars on the cover of Vogue Netherlands magazine for the July 2013 issue. This cover is stunning with an array of colour, the cover was photographed by Ishi who has captured a beautiful image with Kinee Diouf looking larger than life. With the shot captured from a below angle it gave the Vogue cover a unique and original magazine cover the angle of the shot rarely on the cover of Vogue. With the sky as the background and the dark colour of Kinee allows for the colours of the garment to shine giving the cover an arty yet fashionable edge which I love. gisele-bundchen-elle-brazil-may-2011   This is an incredible image on the cover of Elle Brazil May 2011 issue, Gisele really resembles and transforms into Bridget Bardot with a recreation of such an iconic image with a current supermodel. The Black and white effect allows the reader to appreciate the image with no distractions of colour which gives it the vintage look. Elle Brazil showcased Gisele Bündchen, photographed by Nino Muñoz, duplicating an iconic image of Bardot wearing only black tights. Bardot’s continued influence on fashion, hair, and image proves that no matter what year it may be, her style will always inspire women to embrace their inner bombshell. clooney-w-mag Spotted: George Clooney in a customized Giorgio Armani suit, shirt and shoes designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Blending in with the black-and-white polka-dot background, also designed by Kusama, Hollywood’s leading man stars as W magazine’s latest muse in its eighth annual art issue. A man on fashion covers is highly unlikely with Vogue US only ever producing 5 covers with men on the magazine, this cover is an interesting one at its best with the celebrity George Clooney as the focal point and the pink typography to bring colour to the cover and making W the magazine known to the reader. Men on the cover of fashion magazines can produce just as amazing shots as women, this image with the clean cut suit has been given an edge with the dots giving it an arty edge and to emphasis this with the added background which created a super loud cover. Wild as this outfit is, of course, he pulls it off. Because he’s George Clooney. The three covers I have shown in my blog are all different with celebrities and models on the cover, ranging with effects and shot angles. To answer the question i asked at the beginning of the post, personally celebrities on the cover don’t persuade myself to purchase the magazine, a beautiful shot with a unique and diverse outlook on the fashion magazine industry has a powerful impact with myself to want the magazine.